tocatzahualli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tocatl "spider" + tzāhualli "web"

Noun[edit]

tocatzāhualli

  1. Spiderweb.
    • 16C: Bernardino de Sahagún, "Florentine Codex", book 1
      ic mjtoaia, ic moteneoaia, intla tlaçolli, yntla tocatzaoalli, yntla tzontli, intla tecolli, vncan vetztoc: ic mjtoaia, aço tetlaxima, aço ichtec
      (It was said, it was affirmed, that if dirt, cobwebs, a hair, charcoal lay fallen there, then it was said he was either an adulterer or a thief)

References[edit]

  • 1981, Sahagún, Bernardino de, Florentine Codex: Book 1 - The Gods, ed. and trans. by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble, edition 2nd ed., rev., Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, page p. 35: